Bill Manci

About Bill Manci

Bill Manci, president of FTA, Inc., created the company in 1982 after receiving his formal training in zoology and fisheries science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and after a six-year career in aquaculture and fisheries science research. Bill and his team have worked on many types of fish farming and commercial fishing projects throughout the U.S.A. and the world. Bill also has published more than 300 technical and popular articles on the subjects of aquaculture, fish farming, and fishing, and served as an expert witness in aquaculture and fisheries-related litigation. Bill worked closely with Dr. Loren Cordain during the 2000’s when Loren began to write his popular books on the Paleo Diet. Bill developed the original Paleo Diet website, among other things, which helped Loren to interact with the public that was growing an insatiable appetite for information about his Paleo Diet concepts and ideas relative to human nutrition and our genetic predispositions.

A great debate of our time: should I choose wild or farmed fish?

When I began my career in fisheries science 43 years ago, I had no idea a major debate over where we get our fish from would be as contentious as it has become.   Admittedly, I was drawn to the important questions of our future food supplies and the role fish would play in that future.  So, I ask here the burning question.  Should we buy fish sourced from the wild or from farms—also known as aquacultured fish?  Facts and science can lead us to an answer.  If I know only one thing, I know this: the best way to analyze this question is objectively, using facts and science as the basis

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Going Beyond the “Beyond Burger”: Do you really know what’s behind the craze and the glittery curtain?

When the stock of the meat-alternative company Beyond Meat (symbol BYND) debuted on the NASDAQ stock exchange on May 2, 2019, there were immediately high expectations.  Optimism for the company founders and their ambitions were being fueled by the high demand by some consumers for alternatives to traditional animal-based types of protein.  Beyond Meat representatives and their stock underwriters were not disappointed.  By the end of the first day of trading, the stock had climbed from $25 per share to an amazing price of $65.75—an astronomical one-day gain of 163 percent!  As a long-time stock market observer, I can confidently say this type of

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